Mohammedan Sporting president Sultan Ahmed dead
Mohammedan Sporting president Sultan Ahmed complained of feeling unwell and was being taken to a city nursing home near his residence where he was declared brought dead.Updated: Sep 04, 2017 22:56 IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Mohammedan Sporting football club’s long-serving president Sultan Ahmed died after a heart attack here on Monday morning. He was 64.
Ahmed complained of feeling unwell and was being taken to a city nursing home near his residence where he was declared brought dead.
Ahmed, who was also a Member of Parliament from Uluberia in West Bengal, was the driving force behind the 126-year-old club. “He was the main man in getting people to contribute to help us in building competitive football team. This is a huge loss,” said Dipendu Biswas, the club’s vice-president and still an active player.
Biswas, who is a Trinamool Congress MLA, said he had finished training on Monday morning and had headed to Barasat in the North 24 Parganas district, when he heard the news. He was returning to the city nursing home where Ahmed was taken to when Hindustan Times spoke to him.
Mohammedan Sporting are scheduled to play Calcutta Customs in the Kolkata league on Tuesday. Biswas said late on Monday evening that the match would be held as scheduled with two minutes’ silence observed as a mark of respect ahead of kick-off.
Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed sitting @AITCOfficial LS MP & my long term colleague. Condolences to his family— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 4, 2017
As a politician, Ahmed was also one of the accused in the Narada scam. “Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed, sitting @aitcofficial LS MP & my long term colleague. Condolences to his family,” tweeted chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
First Published: Sep 04, 2017 14:37 IST